The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with Emotional Engagement
Wyoma Vanduinkerken (Author) Pixey Anne Mosley (Author)
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DescriptionChange is inevitable and essential to any functioning institution. But change can be stressful, k especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. Library managers need to be able to lead staff through episodes of change while remaining empathetic, this book shows them how to * Engage library staff in the process and encourage their active participation * Navigate successfully through common types of change, such as space planning, departmental reorganization, and changes in work responsibilities * Draw on concepts from psychology, communication, empowerment, planning, and evaluation to minimize friction Most workplace changes are not ends in themselves but part of a continuous process of transition. Peppered with short narratives that use real-life examples of change principles, this book helps managers reassure their staff that change can be an opportunity for reflection and personal growth.
April 04, 2011
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.39 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
PIXEY ANNE MOSLEYreceived a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from The Wichita State University, and an MLIS from Louisiana State University. She has worked as an engineer with Boeing Military Airplanes and AlliedSignal, and as the Information Technology Librarian at the University of North Texas. She is currently the Director of Access Services at Texas A&M University's Evans Library. Though this is her first book-length project, she has a number of journal publications addressing both instructional services and contemporary management issues.